VocabularySpellingCity has a variety of level appropriate tools for teaching synonyms, including video lessons, interactive online games, and printable synonyms worksheets. All of these synonyms resources are based on customizable synonyms word lists that have been arranged by grade level bands (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12).
Fun Activities for Your Classroom
Each Enrichment Strategy provided has been designed to be suited to particular group size in order to enhance learning and fun at various levels of teamwork and interaction. For a single student or partner activity, the printable card-flip template is ideal for practicing synonyms. For small groups of 3-5 students, print out the Blue Fish template and watch your students "fish" for synonyms and/or antonyms! If you are looking for an activity to do with the whole class, try Pin the Word on the Student! This game involves students taping papers with words to their shirts and seeking a partner wearing a synonym of their own word.
Print an Online Interactive Game for Offline Practice
Knowing different words with the same meaning (synonyms) helps students fine-tune their understanding of each word and make connections between words. "Same and different" learning games, matching worksheets, and flash cards can all help students as they develop new vocabulary. Here are some printable worksheets derived from the Featured Games on synonyms:
Import Synonyms Lists to Your Account and Customize Them
With one click, you can import our ready-made synonyms lists for your students to use. Once you've done that, you can customize the lists by adding or removing words or even writing your own sentences. And of course, you can also create your own lists of words that your students need to learn.
Meeting the Common Core State Standards
VocabularySpellingCity's synonyms lessons, games, and activities help students develop vocabulary that meets the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. From 4th grade and up, the Common Core State Standards require that students "demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms)." By the end of the 7th grade, the Common Core State Standards require that students be able to use word relationships such as synonyms and antonyms to better understand each word. Word study with VocabularySpellingCity tools can help kids perform better on state and national standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and FCAT.
Synonyms at a glance:
K-2 Synonyms: good, happy, small, stop, big, sad, bad, right, wrong, start
3-5 Synonyms: split, cold, hot, wet, active, passive, fast, join, slow, dry
6-8 Synonyms: justify, rural, hovered, reproach, settled, alert, remain, desert, urban, sleepy
9-12 Synonyms: indulge, familiar, deliberate, restrict, encourage, dishearten, inadvertent, flippant, exotic, respectful